Date of Stay: October, 2012
Nice shady sites, with a great view of the river. Restroom/shower house very clean, they had a fresh pinesol smell to them every time I went into them. Campground hosts and other campers very friendly. New walking/bike trail being constructed from campground to Yankton. Trail was as far as Murdos when we were camping there. Fun trail to bike. Campground was pretty quiet while we were there. Close to Yankton, SD. Doesn't have the "park" look like Cottonwood, but nice campground none the less.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
We camp here fairly often. The south loop is mainly reservable, north loop mostly walk-in. South loop is all paved, north loop has some gravel sites. Two restroom/shower houses in campground. North loop's has doors on shower stalls, but water is push button, so you have to re-push as you shower. I could not find a way to adjust water temp. South loop has curtains on the shower stalls, so privacy isn't the greatest, but you can turn on water and adjust temperature, no push button water. Restrooms are usually pretty clean. Holidays and weekends are busy. Nice lake for fishing and kayaking. Free swimming beach not too far away, and really nice walking/biking trails. Close to the river and Lewis and Clark Lake if you like to boat. Regular price for camp site is $16. and $18. Senior Pass holders pay $8. and $9. Army Corps of Engineers campground. Generally a pretty quiet and friendly campground.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
No reservations accepted, walk-in only. Quiet peaceful campground with walking trails through beautiful wooded area. Walking/horse trails are not for the weak or frail! These trails have some very steep hills. Trails are well marked and wide. Water is not the best, so we did not use it in our camper, definitely would need a water filter system if you hooked up to the hydrant. I boiled water to make baggie omelets, and had a good amount of sediment in the bottom of my pan when I dumped it. Restrooms/showers were rustic, but clean and had good pressure for showers. Road entering campground is dirt and very steep and had large washed out ruts along the side of it. I would worry about getting out pulling a camper if it rained very much. Small pond for fishing. I would definitely come again, very nice place.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Campground is close to Lake Manawa, but we could not see lake from the camper sites of the campground. Older campground so electrical boxes aren't located for ease of use. We had to park on the grass instead of on the site's gravel pad in order to reach the electrical box. The campground hosts are OK with that as it is the only way you can use the electrical hook-ups. The electrical boxes are shared between two campsites. No water hook-ups, but they have multiple hydrants thru-out the campground. A vault is located by the camper section of the campground, tent section is close to the restroom/shower house. Very clean restrooms, excellent water, and water pressure, except when someone flushes a toilet - then you have no water! I thought that was pretty funny. It comes right back on, but the first time it happened it threw me a little. The showers are very clean and have doors for privacy. Everyone stayed to themselves, not overly friendly, but we were only there one night. It's not the easiest campground to get to, as you go through residential areas to get to it. We left the other way as we thought it was an easier way, but there were a lot of low hanging branches that made us nervous, which is probably why they direct you the other way. We would probably camp there again if we had to go to Council Bluffs. We had to pay an extra $4. online booking fee so technically it's $16. for electric sites.